After almost thirteen years as guitarist with New Model Army, Dave Blomberg has left the band to spend more time with his young family and concentrate on his other project 'Nozzle' whose second album 'Twisted Vision' is getting major label interest in the USA. His last performance with us was at this years Beautiful Days Festival where New Model Army formed the band for the performance of Rev Hammer's Freeborn John.
Dave's replacement has been confirmed as Marshall Gill, who was brought to our attention by a studio engineer with whom we worked on the new album. Marshall made his debut at the Festival de la Sierrevoise in Switzerland on August 27th. This will be followed by Dusseldorf, Warsaw and then the North American Tour.
European fans (other than those at the above dates) will get their first taste of the new line up on the first night of the tour in Exeter on October 13th.
We want to thank Dave for everything he has given to the band for the past twelve and a half years. His contribution and unique style will be missed, but we totally understand his decision that his family should come first. We wish him well with Nozzle who fans also got a chance to see at Beautiful Days this year.
Marshall picks up from a long line of exceptional guitarists with whom we have been proud to share a stage and we are sure he will fit right in.
Although this will come as a complete surprise to all of you, please understand that we were unable to make any announcement until now to protect the privacy of all concerned.